The Canary Project

I was walking along the street yesterday and looking at some of the gardens and couldn’t help but notice that the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom and there are a lot of daffodils around. Very pretty BUT very scary folks. It’s the middle of August in Melbourne we are supposed to be freezing our buts off and fighting the wind and the rain NOT wondering which T shirt to wear because the weather is going to be so warm.

Need a bit more of a hint? Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler became interested in gathering visual evidence of global warming after reading a series of articles on the subject by Elizabeth Kolbert. This interest became a passion after seeing the massive retreat of the Pasterze Glacier in Austria.

So they started The Canary Project. The idea is to photograph landscapes around the world that are exhibiting dramatic transformation due to global warming and to use these photographs to persuade as many people as possible that global warming is already underway and of immediate concern.

The Eizabeth Kolbert articles from the New Yorker can be found here and Grist magazine has a really good article here

I know I am preaching to the converted but this is starting to get scary.

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